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Tom Misch – Geography

Listening to the music of South London’s Tom Misch you would never guess this producer is only 22 years of age, as his music carries a wisdom and depth of a much older and more experienced artist. Within the 13 track offering Misch subtly blends influences from a range of genres to create a record […]

360

Whilst battling his own personal demons Australian rapper 360, aka Matt Colwell, thought he had “ruined” his career and relationships with fans. With his addiction and bipolar issues now conquered 360 has returned with a new record, Vintage Modern, which has been warmly received both critically and commercial. In 2014 it took 360 hitting rock […]

Pataphysics – Tip Of The Spear

In the last few years we’ve witnessed a revolution in the rap game. Where the main topics were once women, money and thugs they’ve since been replaced with more thoughtful topics which explore the social issues of racism, classism and economics. Aussie rapper and producer Pataphysics continues this new style of rap in his latest […]

Winston Surfshirt – Sponge Cake

The debut record from Sydney group Winston Surfshirt is a little bit pop and a little bit hip-hop with just a touch of West Coast rap adding the icing on the cake. Throughout the 16 track offering the group serve up bright, airy songs which are perfect for a lazy summer afternoon listen but the […]

All Eyez On Me

All Eyez On Me is the first feature length biopic made about 90s hip-hop icon Tupac “2pac” Shakur. Tupac’s life was tragically cut short when he was murdered at the age of 25 in a drive by shooting whilst visiting Las Vegas in 1996. Tupac’s murder is unsolved to this day as the film reveals in […]

BADBADNOTGOOD – III

Aptly titled, the third release by this Canadian trio is their first all-original studio-backed compilation fusing hip-hop and jazz. Triangle is the perfect track to open the album with a combination of catchy hip-hop beats with funky jazz overtones. CS60 is another great example of this with its dark gritty beat laced with jazz guitar. […]

Bar Fly: Hustle & Flow

Chillax in hip hop culture sporting one of the most diverse beer collections to be found – with Yeastie Boys, Cinnamon Girl Spiced Ale and Brooklyn Lager, just for starters.

SMACKTOWN – POWERLESS/CHELSEA GRIN

From the first ominous beats and aggressive vocals of Aussie hip-hop duo Smacktown's EP Powerless/Chelsea Grin, there’s an ambience that refuses to comfort. It boils the blood as it storms through the raucous opening track Fight and through the brooding grooves of Final Storm and Powerless to pick up the pace and smash the listener's […]

GIG: DIPLO

Diplo is, quite simply, a genius. Largely responsible for our recent romance with Brazilian Baile funk and dancehall, founder of the Hollertronix DJ collective and awesome Mad Decent label, and thrower of one hell of a party, the Philadelphian native is bringing his infectious set to Australia this summer. Joining Diplo and rapper Amanda Blank […]